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Posted on: March 29, 2021

78 Loudoun County First Responders Graduate Fire and EMS Training

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The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) is honored to announce the graduation of 78 personnel who completed various levels of fire and rescue training. A virtual graduation ceremony was held Monday, March 22, 2021 and recognized the accomplishments of these men and women who bravely serve our community.  

Of the 78 graduates, 25 students completed the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, 9 completed the Accelerated Emergency Medical Technician course, 8 completed Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), 4 completed Advanced Placement Paramedic, and 32 students completed Firefighter I-II. In addition to their full-time jobs, schooling, and family obligations, each graduate spent countless hours over the last six months training to achieve Loudoun County, Virginia State and National Certifications in their respective programs.

Course instructors for each class chose one individual to be recognized as the ‘top student’. The ‘top student’ is chosen for their ability to lead and motivate their classmates, their tremendous level of dedication, as well their academic performance. The ‘top students’ being recognized in each of the graduating courses are as follows: 

Emergency Medical Technician Fall 2020 - Stephanie Rogers- Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company
Accelerated EMT Fall 2020 - Carlos Ablaza - Sterling Volunteer Fire Company
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Nolan Anthony - Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad
Advanced Placement Paramedic - James McPherson, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
Firefighter I/II Class 20-1 - Victor Elian - Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System congratulates our newest first responders and welcomes them to the LC-CFRS family. These graduates join a System of career and volunteer providers who continue to embody our core values of Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism and Service. A full listing of graduates can be found here as well as a link to the virtual graduation ceremony

To learn more about the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System visit and for information on becoming a volunteer first responder in Loudoun, visit

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